Wednesday, May 18, 2016

College Affordability Diagnosis presents sobering picture of higher ed - Tara García Mathewson, Education Dive

Families making less than $30,000 per year have to pay 47% of their income just go to to community colleges in Mississippi, after accounting for financial aid. In Minnesota, it’s 61.5% of family income, on average, among the bottom quintile of earners. Julie Davis Bell, education program director for the National Conference of State Legislatures, calls these findings among the most important to come out of the recent College Affordability Diagnosis, http://www2.gse.upenn.edu/irhe/sites/gse.upenn.edu.irhe/files/Natl_Affordability2016.pdf produced by the Institute for Research on Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, and the Higher Education Policy Institute. http://www.educationdive.com/news/college-affordability-diagnosis-presents-sobering-picture-of-higher-ed/418788/

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